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The Anthropology of Magic free pdf Magic is arguably the least understood subject in anthropology today. Exotic and fascinating, it offers us a glimpse into another world but it also threatens to undermine the foundations of anthropology due to its supposed irrational and non-scientific nature. Magic has thus often been 'explained away' by social or psychological reduction. The Anthropology of Magic redresses the balance and brings magic, as an aspect of consciousness, into focus through the use of classic texts and cutting-edge research. Suitable for student and scholar alike, The Anthropology of Magic updates a classical anthropological debate concerning the nature of human experience. A key theme is that human beings everywhere have the potential for magical consciousness. Taking a new approach to some perennial topics in anthropology - such as shamanism, mythology, witchcraft and healing - the book raises crucial theoretical and methodological issues to provide the reader with an engaging and critical understanding of the dynamics of magic.

About Susan Greenwood

Susan Greenwood is Visiting Senior Research Fellow, University of Sussex

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Author : Susan Greenwood
Publisher : Berg Publishers
Data Published : 01 November 2009
ISBN : 1845206703
EAN : 9781845206703
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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